The Nushagak River, one of the longest rivers in the state, is universally believed to be the most prolific king salmon river in Alaska. In an average year, more than 100,000 kings will enter the system. Adult king salmon on the Nush average about 20 pounds, with 30 pounders being regularly caught and an occasional larger one each year tipping the scales at 40 and even 50 pounds. These fish are incredibly strong, should be on every freshwater anglers bucket list, and are amazing to catch. After catching your limit, anglers are allowed to catch-and-release. Beginning June 20th, the camp is open for king salmon anglers, who can also catch chum salmon and sockeye salmon. Chum, aka dog salmon, are the second largest salmon species to kings and are aggressive biters with an indomitable will. Chum numbers are strong on the Nushagak River, and anglers can expect to catch chums mixed in with the kings. Sockeye salmon numbers on the Nushagak are also very high, so anglers can also mix in some sockeye angling when coming to the Nushagak during king season.